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Cold in Gardez


Stories about ponies are stories about people.

Oct
28th
2018

The Elder · 4:22am October 28th

The elder arrived at our FOB two days after the suicide bombing.

His shoulder was injured in the blast, though we couldn't tell just how badly. There was a hole in it, poked by some piece of shrapnel, but the wound had already closed and there were no obvious signs of infection or disability. Instead he had an X-ray from the local hospital that showed a light smudge just a few inches beneath the skin, in the fleshy part of the shoulder around where doctors give your influenza shot.

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Jul
31st
2018

Love Poison No. 9 · 2:04pm July 31st

“...and it was in that vital moment Ginger Gypsy realized her mask, the carefully schooled edifice of flesh and bone that she had trained for years to guard the secrets of her heart, had at last betrayed her. That those were tears leaving hot trails down her cheeks; that her lips, so long practiced to sneer in derision, now curled in pain. ‘Goodbye,’ she whispered, though she knew Buttercup had long passed beyond the sound of her voice. ‘Goodbye.’”

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Jul
19th
2018

Chasing Wars, part 2 · 1:01pm July 19th

I'm going to indulge myself in a little non-pony-related writing, here. Forgive me if that's not your thing.

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Jul
8th
2018

That Which Cannot Change Dies · 2:11pm July 8th

“Every crazy pony is unique in their insanity, I’ve found,” Twilight Sparkle said. She applied her eyeliner with the edge of a safety razor, tracing a thin red line beneath her lashes that slowly wept into the soft, fine hairs of her coat. She blinked and wiped her cheeks with the back of her hoof, leaving a ruby smear behind. “I think I know more insane ponies than normal ones, and the pattern holds up pretty well.”

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Jul
7th
2018

Starlight Goes on Vacation · 12:57pm July 7th

“Good morning, Starlight!” Twilight chirped. She took another bite of her pancakes, paused, reviewed her mental schedule, checked the crystal clock hanging on the wall above the kitchen door, swallowed, and spoke again: “I thought your vacation to Pony Hawaii started today?”

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Jul
2nd
2018

Death-Star Crossed Lovers, Chapter 1 · 12:30pm July 2nd

Chapter 1: An Unexpected Encounter

Ensign Starwise Sunbeam hurried down the crowded, gunmetal gray corridors of Quadrant 4, Level 87 North. She dodged around squads of stormtroopers, hopped over mouselike MSE-6 repair droids, and raced toward the dwindling light of her objective.

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Jun
30th
2018

Starlight Continues Her Education · 1:50pm June 30th

“Knock knock!” Twilight Sparkle said at the threshold of Starlight Glimmer’s room. She didn’t actually knock, of course -- the door was already open and she could see Starlight sitting at her desk, leafing through some journal or other from the library’s periodical collection.

“Hey Twilight!” Starlight flipped the journal closed. “What’s up? Need help with something?”

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Jun
24th
2018

Starlight Makes Important Discoveries · 12:16pm June 24th

Twilight Sparkle danced into the castle kitchen, a smile on her lips and a song in her heart. She gave her head a little shake, tossing her bangs about like a filly showing off her new manestyle.

“Good morning, Starlight!” she chirped, seeing her friend with a stack of loaded pancakes. She skipped around the table, snagging a spare blueberry from the edge of the plate and snapping it up. A note of whipped cream graced the sweet fruity taste. Perfect.

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Jun
18th
2018

The Earth Pony Problem · 10:56am June 18th

Continuing what GaPJaxie started here and here. But not here because we don't care about Sunset Shimmer.


“I’ve been thinking about the earth pony problem,” Starlight Glimmer said.

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Apr
16th
2018

Getting through the backlog with a new story · 2:29pm April 16th

I did something weird last year -- I wrote more stories than I published.

The extra three just kind of sat in my Google Drive. Good stories, all of them. Written as part of the Writeoff competition, and taking two gold medals and a bronze between them. But then the contests ended and instead of doing the usual with them – publishing them on FimFiction – they just went back in my files.

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